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Sweet Leaf Mint & Honey Green Tea

Sweet Leaf Mint & Honey Green Tea
Oooh. This is something strange, different and somewhat familiar. What we've got here is a high quality, organic tea, with a splash of mint, spearmint to be exact. It doesn't have that "I am chewing gum and drinking at the same time" feel. It feels...complete, like it was so well blended that there is never a separation between mint and tea. Anyone who has had spearmint MetroMint water knows what I'm talking about. Even though it's refreshing, it doesn't give me a feeling of having a "correct" drink. It just tastes like a mistake, or something I could make at home by soaking a stick of gum in water.

Alright, enough. With this tea, you get a nice honey green tea, but without the bitterness, all the while, the cool, refreshing taste of mint.

My only problem with this is that it's not something that I could drink all the time. The mint isn't overwhelming for one can, but I couldn't drink more than one can in one day, or even in a couple days. It's just to distinguished of a taste. Too unique? It's not a "too much of a good thing" thing, it's just a very strong drink in all regards, which is not how the rest of their tea is.

I do recommend this drink to anyone, and I will buy it again, but I just advise take your time between servings. Or share. That's a novel idea and a polite option.
Rating
🧃🧃🧃🧃🧃
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
Sweet LeafWebsite@SweetLeafTea
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/9/10, 5:02 PM
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Southern Graviola Distribution Inc. Graviola Life Original

Southern Graviola Distribution Inc. Graviola Life Original
No thanks. The whole drinks packaging reeks of "As Seen On TV" sales tactics. With phrases like "World's most powerful heath drink" and "Low on sugar low on carbs" (no spaces or punctuation). I should have known. Not to mention, the website listed on the bottle is not correct. That rarely happens.

Let us continue...

From opening up the bottle, it gave me a plasticy, unnatural taste. The primary ingredient is a fruit called the "graviola" or known by its more common name "soursop". It does have a slightly sweet, milky smooth taste, but that strange aroma overpowers the taste and welcomes itself back into your senses.

Having heard nothing of graviola or soursop, I did ten seconds of research on Wikipedia, the worlds most reliable (sarcastic) source, and came across two items which interested me:

1. "Nutritionally, the fruit is high in carbohydrates" - After it had previously stated that it was low in carbs
2. "Research carried out in the Caribbean has suggested a connection between consumption of soursop and atypical forms of Parkinson's disease due to the very high concentration of annonacin." - Which just plain isn't good.

Sure, everything is good in moderation, but this just plain isn't good. Needless to say, the garbage found a 3/4 full bottle of this drink.
Rating
🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement and Iced Tea
Company
Southern Graviola Distribution Inc.Website
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/9/10, 4:50 PM
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Archer Farms Italian Soda Orange Passion Mango

Archer Farms Italian Soda Orange Passion Mango
Archer Farms is Target's store brand. Their products always seem to be on the higher end of quality. This drink does not disappoint. It's a very fruity flavorful Italian Soda. Orange is definitely the front running flavor, but the others are present as well. It also has a strange flavor that reminds me of banana Runts. When I first drank it I swore there was some banana in it. I actually wouldn't shut up about it. I later checked the ingredients and discovered I was wrong. Strange. Even with the phantom banana flavor, it's still better than 90% of the Italian sodas out there. Even those that are made in fancy coffee shops.
Rating
🧃🧃🧃🧃🧃
Categories
Juice, Soda Pop and Sparkling
Company
Archer FarmsWebsite@archerfarms
Country
United States
Sweetener
No Sugar Added
Author
Jason Draper on 9/9/10, 2:47 PM
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Swiss Premium Tea Cooler - Iced Tea & Lemonade

Swiss Premium Tea Cooler - Iced Tea & Lemonade
I have always thought of Swiss as being the bargain iced tea that you would find at convenience stores for $1 a gallon. I had no idea they had launched a "Premium" line until a few days ago. This line is pretty much the same recipe as the regular tea, except they have replaced the high fructose corn syrup with regular sugar. It's still extremely sweet. It reminds me of the "ghetto tea" we used to drink during breaks while skateboarding when I was a kid. I think it's that nostalgia that lets me still enjoy this so much. Also, this is supposed to be an "Arnold Palmer," but it really just tasted like lemon iced tea. The lemon flavor is not as prevalent as I have come to expect in iced tea - lemonade combos.
Rating
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Categories
Iced Tea and Lemonade
Company
SwissWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/9/10, 2:02 PM
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Steaz Iced Teaz Lime Pomegranate

Steaz Iced Teaz Lime Pomegranate
For a long time I only knew Steaz for their white tea energy drinks and their green tea root beer. I don't know if they have just recently expanded their product line, or if I was just unaware that it existed. Either way, I'm glad I have it as an option now. It is a very lightly sweetened white tea (which I have been enjoying more lately over other teas). The pomegranate flavor is very light, while the lime is a bit stronger. It's not my favorite of the line, but it's still pretty good.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
SteazWebsite@steaz
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/9/10, 1:59 PM
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Switch Grape

Switch Grape
Another great flavor from the Switch company. As always it tastes like they took a glass of grape juice and lightly carbonated it. It's the perfect grape soda. It reminds me of a drink you could get at the grape stand they have at the local fair. Normally when I get a beverage that comes in the smaller cans I feel like it just wasn't enough. I never have that problem with Switch. It's the perfect amount, and the flavor stays with you for a while.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Juice and Sparkling
Company
SwitchWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Author
Jason Draper on 9/9/10, 1:53 PM
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Gold Peak Iced Tea Sweetened

Gold Peak Iced Tea Sweetened
What a silent but delicious brand. I have had the lemon as well and will review that one in due time, but this tea is very close to the Southern sweet tea that you know and (hopefully) love. I enjoy this tea because it's got a nice "real" tea flavor and is naturally sweetened with real sugar and not a substitute or sweetener. Gold Peak is also very cheap. I found this guy in a 6-pack for $3 and change and I know you can get a big 40-ish ounce bottle on sale for around $2. It rivals the gallon jugs from Arizona. I can see it as being a bit sweet for some and it's not terribly good for you, but if you don't care, then who cares, right?
Rating
🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
Gold PeakWebsite@goldpeaktea
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/9/10, 1:10 PM
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Ito En Teas' Tea Blueberry Green

Ito En Teas' Tea Blueberry Green
As I may or may not have stated previously, I don't like blueberries. I know, I know, I should, but I don't. That being said, I do like blueberry flavored drinks. This is no exception. I enjoy a nice bitter green tea, but mixed with the subtle sweetness of the cane sugar and blueberries, this is a nice, light drink. It doesn't feel too sweet and you can still tell at the end that it's still a tea. I'm endlessly pleased with Ito En's rendition of everything blueberry. Keep up the good work.
Rating
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
Ito EnWebsite@ITO_EN
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Mike Literman on 9/9/10, 12:08 PM
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Goya Peach Nectar

Goya Peach Nectar
Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of peaches, and with this drink every sip tastes like a thousand peaches exploding in your mouth. Not only is it all that I could ever want from a juice, it's one of the best beverages I've ever drunk. Make sure you get it in the glass bottles though. The canned version has high fructose corn syrup in it, and is not nearly as good.
Rating
🥛🥛🥛🥛🥛
Categories
Juice
Company
GoyaWebsite@goyaproducts
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:46 PM
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Taylor's Tonics Mate Mojto

Taylor's Tonics Mate Mojto
I had my first mojito a few months ago, and I loved it. When I saw this in the store I was very excited to try it. It's definitely very strong, and the mint way overpowers the mate flavor. On first sip, I thought it was great. By the time I got halfway through the bottle I realized that it reminded me of the toothpaste that they use at the dentist office. That kind of ruined it for me, and I wasn't able to finish the bottle. I probably shouldn't have mentioned it, because now it may ruin it for you also.
Rating
🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
Categories
Iced Tea and Soda Pop
Company
Taylor's TonicsWebsite@TaylorsTonics
Country
United States
Sweetener
Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:42 PM
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Taylor's Tonics Cola Azteca

Taylor's Tonics Cola Azteca
I'm not a fan of most coffee drinks, but I do occasionally enjoy a mocha. I unfortunately did not enjoy the Cafe Azteca. I guess it remotely tastes like mocha, but it is extremely strong and burns a lot. It wasn't what I expected after having the other Taylor's Tonics drinks. At first I thought it might have been my dislike of coffee drinks that was weighing my opinion, but after having some avid coffee drinkers taste it, everyone agreed it was way too strong for its own good. Out of the seven or so people who tasted it, only one really enjoyed it.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Coffee and Soda Pop
Company
Taylor's TonicsWebsite@TaylorsTonics
Country
United States
Sweetener
Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:37 PM
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Taylor's Tonics Chai Cola

Taylor's Tonics Chai Cola
The labels on the Taylor's Tonics beverages are very classy looking. They also deliver exactly what they promise. This tastes exactly like someone mixed some chai tea into a cola. It also has a nice earthly flavor. It's not something I would bring on a regular basis, but for a treat every once and a while, it's pretty incredible. If you are a fan of both chai and cola, this is definitely something you should check out.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Iced Tea and Soda Pop
Company
Taylor's TonicsWebsite@TaylorsTonics
Country
United States
Sweetener
Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:31 PM
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Adina Holistics Herbal Elixir Mango Orange With Chamomile

Adina Holistics Herbal Elixir Mango Orange With Chamomile
This is one incredible beverage. It has one of the best flavors out of anything I've ever tried. The orange and mango flavors are very strong, and it's so incredibly smooth. The chamomile didn't taste like anything, but it's a nice addition to try and fight off colds and sickness. Out of all of the elixir type drinks, this is the one I would advise people try the most.
Rating
🧃🧃🧃🧃🧃
Categories
Juice and Sports/Dietary Supplement
Company
AdinaWebsite@AdinaHolistics
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:23 PM
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Wegmans Fruit Tea Peach Oolong

Wegmans Fruit Tea Peach Oolong
Wegman's is our local grocery store. We're lucky to have a company whose store brand is just as good, if not better than brand name products. This year they launched their Fruit Tea line, and I for one couldn't be happier. It's a very lightly sweetened tea, with the perfect amount of peach flavoring. It's not breaking any new ground, but it's a nice inexpensive alternative to other teas on the market. If you're ever in the area, and you're looking for a nice tea, I recommend you stop and pick some of this up.
Rating
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃
Categories
Iced Tea
Company
WegmansWebsite@Wegmans
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:16 PM
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Quinoa Gold Caffeine-Free Energy Mango Passion

Quinoa Gold Caffeine-Free Energy Mango Passion
When I saw this intriguing beverage I was pre-warned that this was "completely gross" by a friend who had already been roped into trying it. I was feeling adventurous (and I thought it couldn't be nearly as bad as he said it was), so I decided to give it a chance. Oh how I wish I hadn't. It was extremely bland. The quinoa "supergrain" gives the nearly flavorless beverage the consistency of a grits milkshake. I'm usually a fan of pulp and other floaty things in drinks, but this was just too much. I couldn't even finish a third of the bottle. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone as an everyday drink, but if you're drinking it for the health benefits, I say good luck to you.
Rating
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Categories
Energy Drink, Sports/Dietary Supplement and Chunky
Company
Quinoa GoldWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Agave Nectar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:11 PM
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12 Noon To Midnight Original

12 Noon To Midnight Original
This bottled beverage taunted me for months from the shelf of my local grocery store. The bottle made it look so fancy and tasty. I thought of it as the grail of beverages. The $8 price tag on it always deterred me. I would look up at it weekly and say "Some day. Some day." Finally I got to the point where I couldn't stand it any longer and bought it to have with dinner that night. This drink had been built up in my head to such a level that I cannot describe my disappointment as it splashed on my tongue. It tasted like the blandest fruit juice I had ever tasted. It tasted the way every health food was described in 80's movies. It also had a strong fennel aftertaste, even though it's not listed in the ingredients. I had a handful of other people taste it, wondering if it had magically powers that made it taste so disgusting to those who weren't worthy of it's glory. After one sip everyone thought it was completely terrible, and half a bottle of it was sadly poured down the drain.
Rating
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Categories
Juice and Sparkling
Company
12Website@TwelveBeverage
Country
United States
Sweetener
Naturally Sweetened
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:05 PM
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Mira Mango Nectar

Mira Mango Nectar
If you like mangoes, this is the drink for you. It's straight up mango puree with some water added. I feel like I'm biting into a perfectly ripe mango with every sip I take. I'm surprised to find that I don't have the juice of the fruit dripping down my chin. It's that convincing. All of that and it's made in Egypt. Weird.
Rating
🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺
Categories
Juice
Company
MiraWebsite
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 1:00 PM
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Arizona Mucho Mango

Arizona  Mucho Mango
It's been about two years since I pretty much cut high Fructose corn syrup out of my diet. It's probably been a couple months longer than that since I had a Mucho Mango Arizona. I can't believe how much sweeter it is than I remember. Also it's so much thicker than most of the beverages I drink. It's almost like it's a concentrate that I forgot to add water to. I do like the way it tastes, but it's not something I could drink on a regular basis.
Rating
🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
Categories
Juice
Company
Arizona Website@DrinkAriZona
Country
United States
Sweetener
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Author
Jason Draper on 9/8/10, 12:57 PM
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Prometheus Springs Spiced Elixir Pomegranate and Black Pepper

Prometheus Springs Spiced Elixir Pomegranate and Black Pepper
This was my first try at a spiced elixir, as Prometheus Springs like to call it. I can describe it like this:

Remember hot Warheads? The candy that you had as a kid that was hot and you thought you were awesome because you could eat a whole one without spitting it out? This is that, but in a drink. It's not terribly refreshing, even chilled, but they are nice enough to give you pairings like "Serve neat for maximum spice" and "Serve warm and get well soon", so I give them credit for being witty and not so stuffy. It's a completely organic drink, so you can feel good about drinking it, and it's so spicy you have to feel like it's doing something good to your body besides ravaging your taste buds.

If they come out with another flavor, I'll buy it, but I will not be surprised if I just copy and paste this review for that flavor, too.



EDIT

As Jay previously mentioned in his re-review for the Lemon Ginger, we were new to the game and didn't know what to expect. Now that this review is in retrospect, it is one of the more outstanding drinks. Is taste all that matters in a drink review? No. Not anymore. The Hey Song Shaking Jelly Soda Drink was tasty, but it was also a load of fun to have people try. Also, we reviewed a lot of ginger beers since this and it turns out we like and prefer the ones with burn. This was not a bad drink. It was just hot. It's a sipping drink, not a chugging juice like we may have previously expected. For that, I am re-editing this review and adding two points to its previous score of 2. Congratulations, Prometheus Springs, you've earned it.
Rating
🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
Categories
Other/Weird and Juice
Company
Prometheus SpringsWebsite@drinkprometheus
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Mike Literman on 9/7/10, 9:13 PM
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Prometheus Springs Spiced Elixir Lychee Wasabi

Prometheus Springs Spiced Elixir Lychee Wasabi
Fun. I don't know how else to describe it. It's not refreshing, but it's not, not refreshing. It tastes good, but burns. See, it's got capsaicin in it, the stuff that makes spicy things spicy, so it's...spicy. I had the Pomegranate and Black Pepper flavor and it was around the same deal. It took me about three days to drink it as I had more fun sharing it and seeing other people's reaction than actually drinking it.
Rating
🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
Categories
Other/Weird and Juice
Company
Prometheus SpringsWebsite@drinkprometheus
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Author
Mike Literman on 9/7/10, 9:07 PM
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